RMS Statement on Coronavirus - updated 27 May 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, we wanted to let you know about the steps we are continuing to take to ensure the health and safety of our members, delegates, speakers, exhibitors and members of staff.

In line with Government recommendations, members of RMS Staff are continuing to work from home where possible and all meetings (including RMS Committee and Focused Interest Group meetings), and other events will take place ‘virtually’ until at least the end of August 2020.  

The RMS office is still operating as usual and we have a remote working system in place to allow us to continue to effectively service the needs of our members, delegates, speakers and exhibitors, whether that be by email, phone or via video/conference calls.

The RMS will continue to monitor and act on advice from the UK Government regarding precautions on COVID-19 and provide updates as and when the situation changes.

No RMS events will be taking place in-person until September at the earliest, and we will continue to adjust our plans in line with Government guidance and our commitment to safety. You can view an updated list of RMS events on our event calendar.     

The European Microscopy Congress (emc2020) will not be taking place on 23-28 August in Copenhagen, due to restrictions on large assemblies that have been put in place by the Danish government. However, today the General Council of the European Microscopy Society (EMS) voted on the future of the Congress series and have voted to hold the next European Microscopy Congress in Copenhagen in August 2024. Updates will be posted at www.eurmicsoc.org/en/ and www.emc2020.eu.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

For further information and Government advice, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Allison Winton
RMS Chief Executive



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